HOCKEY - Special Event Rules - IMPORTANT
A) The daily Hockey rounds during the first stage of the event week (Swiss Rounds) will be played as Best of 5 Series. This means both teams play each other UNTIL one team has 4 matches won.
B) Hockey matches which end in a TIE have to be replayed and do not count at all. The team which sent the challenge for the match has to send a new challenge for the replay.
C) During Stage 1 of the competition (Swiss Rounds) points will be granted depending on the series result as shown in the table below. Accumulated points define the position on the ladder.
D) If teams are equal in points on the ladder at the end of the event stage 1 the order will be determined in using first available direct match series results and if this not clarify the order, an opponent success rating will be used.
E) The finals (Event stage 2) will be played as best of 7 series and end when one team has won 4 matches.
F) BOTH teams have to post the series results on our RESULT BOARD immediately after the end of the series. If for whatever reason the series has not been played to the end or not started at all, both teams have to place a comment on the Result Board explaining the situation before the daily playing period ends.
If there is no information provided about the series neither by Home or Visitor team, the match will be deemed as forfeit and both teams eliminated from the competition.
In all other cases the series might be awarded to one team based on available information and in best interest of the competition progress.
Please note that teams which are not posting the results or provide no information as required might be penalized by point deduction.